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Lehigh University

Department of Political Science

Bethlehem, PA

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Lehigh University

Overview

Lehigh University / Department of Political Science is located in Bethlehem, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Politics and policy Political theory

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
15
Accepted
10
Enrolled
83%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, three letters of recommendation with at least two from academics, resume, statement of objectives

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics and institutions, comparative politics, public policy, political theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Maginnes Hall
9 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA  18015
United States
Contact Dr. Laura Katz-Olson
Chairperson
Email: lko1@lehigh.edu
Phone: 610-758-3346
Fax: 610-758-3348

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